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Paul's Creek Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nellysford, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 295 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Forest River Views Wildlife
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Stacy Cox
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Peaceful well marked trail along the stream and falls.

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Allison Chandler
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Nice for a shorter hike or with kids. The waterfalls/slides were nice but very crowded. We opted to wade in a smaller fall down the river. There are some steep spots and the trails can be muddy and slippery after rain. Generally a crowd pleaser for our family and pup.

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Bobby A
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Had I been there when Jen was there, I may have given a higher rating... Overall, nice open trail. If it’s rained recently, it will be slick. The trail is mostly clay so I would suggest bringing extra shoes for the ride home.

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Jen R
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Hiking

Great place to take nudes in front the waterfall Husband loves the photos and scenery.

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Mark Carpenter
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HikingGreat!

Amazing falls for such a short hike! It was packed on the Sunday that I went. I would recommend getting there early if possible. As others have mentioned parking is on Paul's Creek Ct.

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Justin Warnick
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A bit sloppy after the rain, but a beautiful area with excellent falls and swimming hole. My kids loved it.

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Jeffrey Scharf
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Robert Ragland
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Hiking

Beautiful trail that leads up Paul’s Creek. First part is down to the creek and the second half follows the creek up to 2 nice holes and a water slide. Full of small falls and whitewater. The trail is a little steep and slippery in places especially when wet. This is a short trial definitely worth it.

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Faye Black
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail. Short hike for big payoff with falls and easy wading. Don’t miss it.

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Cody Johnson
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Went here on a Sunday and wasn’t too crowded. The swimming hole was deep and they had a natural waterslide. Hike was hard coming back because we had to go up a mountain. Very fun place to go with the family!!! Oh and park on Paul’s creek court not Gray Squirrel Lane.

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Kerry Miller
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Super fun! hike out wasnt too bad, if you have kids it will be slower. the slide was a ton of fun. arrived at about 10 30 on a sunday only one person there, by noon super crowded so get there early on a weekend. tons of fun rock climbing and enjoying the water. would highly recommend for all ages!

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Robin Mcgeehan
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Cali Inge
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The hike is rough in some spots. Lots of roots and rocks with some intense uphills. Many places to venture off the trail and enjoy the water. The slides and waterfalls at the top are well worth it though!

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Ron Borthwick
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Short, steep trail down to Paul's creek with beautiful rock formations

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Jenna Vincent
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Anthony Hiltz
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This place was absolutely awesome! went hiking with my wife and four kids!

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Brandy Dowell
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absolutely great trail!!! took 2 teenagers and we had a blast especially sliding down the rocks! definitely will be going again!!!

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Shelby Ballou
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Hiking

Great trail! Short but moderately difficult for beginners. It’s mostly downhill to the waterfall, which makes for a pretty steep incline on the hike back. Beautiful views, though! Really enjoyed crossing the river midway to the waterfall. Watch out for wet, slippery rocks.

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Kelly Thompson
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I took my 3 year old on this trail and we both enjoyed it. It was the perfect place for him to learn about different terrain and how to practice his foot work. The waterfall and rock side were such an added bonus at the end. He didn’t want to leave! We will be using this one more often.

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Britney Lamar
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RockyScramble

beautiful but maybe not appropriate for small children.

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Stephanie Sawyer
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absolutely beautiful!! the trail was clearly marked and tidy. will definitely be back!

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Daniel T
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Gena Leitch
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My husband & I took one of our dogs. Great trail & beautiful scenery of the creek & waterfalls. The hills are a little steep but plenty of places to rest.

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Brandi Smith
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Great hike with the family. We had the baby in the carrier and two older children on this hike today. Got a little winded but found nice trees to stop in the shade. The water is along most of the hike and provides gorgeous views. We dipped our hands in the water but it was too cold for anything else. Highly recommended! The trail is a little rocky so appropriate shoes are a must.

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